FAMILIES of children with additional needs took part in a family fun day at Palmerston Community Learning Centre, Barry, last month.

Children made play dough, enjoyed some face painting, and petted animals provided by the Nearly Wild Show.

More than 20 disability organisations provided information and advice about their services in the Vale.

Local Motion Dance youngsters gave a performance and the Teen Scheme choir showcased a medley of songs that kept everyone entertained.

Young people were also recognised for their achievements with Cllr Chris Elmore presenting them with certificates.

Families were encouraged to sign up to the Disability Index to ensure they receive regular information about local events, activities, play schemes and services for children and young people with additional needs.

More than 300 children signed up to the index.

Alun Honeybone, dad to Tommy who is on the Index, said: “I appreciate receiving The Index newsletter. There is always so much in there, and it has helped our family in a very positive way with caring for Tommy and meeting his needs. You really have made a positive difference to our family.”

The event, along with the disability index, was funded through Welsh Government Families First funding.

For details about the Disability Index or services available, contact the Disability Index Administrator on 01446 704736, email disabilityindex@valeofglamorgan.gov.uk, or visit www.valeofglamorgan.gov.uk/disabilityindex